Overview

Jeff Beck is an experienced litigator who defends employers in state and federal courts. He represents businesses in employment discrimination, workers' compensation, unemployment and workplace violence matters. Jeff has defended employers in 12 states throughout the country.

Counseling and Training

Jeff creates and reviews employment agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks and personnel policies. He provides in-house training for managers and supervisors on workplace issues and laws.

Employment Litigation

Jeff has defended employers in jury trials and bench trials and before the EEOC and other state and local agencies during claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. He strategizes with employers on options to avoid claims and litigation. He has represented businesses in matters involving the FMLA, ADA, wage and hour issues, wrongful discharge claims, noncompetition claims, and other employment issues.

OSHA/Workers' Compensation

Jeff defends employers in federal and state OSHA matters. He has first-chaired occupational disease and workers' compensation cases in multiple states. Jeff conducts comprehensive, state-by-state claims evaluations, and analyzes and develops strategies to help businesses design, implement and manage effective claims handling processes.

Disability Accommodation

Jeff counsels businesses, as employers, public accommodations and commercial facilities, on, complying with ADA standards for accessible building design, and requirements to provide auxiliary aids and/or modify programs to facilitate equal enjoyment of services and programs. He defends businesses in litigation under Title III of the ADA and represents housing providers on matters relating to federal, state and local fair housing laws.

Workplace Violence

Jeff represents businesses in matters relating to workplace violence. He has successfully assisted employers in efforts to protect employees from stalking and legitimate threats of violence by obtaining workplace violence restraining orders on behalf of an employee.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Order of the Barristers, Indiana Law Review (executive managing editor) (2004)

Indiana State University
B.S. (1993)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Current State of Website Accessibility Law and Regulations — and Steps to Avoid Being Targeted
    Co-presenter with Jon Bomberger, Independent Colleges of Indiana Webinar, May 2016
  • Obligations of State and Local Governments Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Conference, Indianapolis, 2013
  • Timely Performance Reviews Essential to Employee Retention
    HR Insight, Vol. 9, No. 12, April 2013
  • Indiana Employment Law Letter
    Contributing Author
  • Indiana Chamber Employment Law Handbook
    Contributing Editor

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Labor and Employment Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Labor and Employment Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Labor and Employment Section

Civic Activities

  • Camptown, Inc. — Board of Directors
  • United Way of Central Indiana — Hamilton County Advisory Board

Honors

  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis — Academic Dean's List
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